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Bodycam slam in Big Apple: NYC police union seeks to block release of footage

As NYC moves to equip its police force with bodycams by 2020, its main police union is suing to block the release of such footage without a court order. Civil rights groups say the public has a right to view the videos. The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA), which represents two-thirds of NYC’s 36,000 officers, has filed a lawsuit at the ...

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Footballer seeks legal advice after club owner claims ‘voodoo message’ caused his departure

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 17:47 Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku will seek legal advice after the majority shareholder of former club Everton said ‘voodoo’ was responsible for him leaving the club. Billionaire businessman Farhad Moshiri made the comments during a club general meeting on Tuesday, saying that the 24-year-old was all set to sign a contract extension with Everton before ...

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US pledges extra $75mn as Iraq seeks help with $100bn post-ISIS reconstruction bill

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 15:01 Edited time: 10 Jan, 2018 15:02 Washington’s aid to Baghdad was given a $ 75 million boost as Iraq struggles to rebuild after the devastating war with Islamic State. The Iraqi government has estimated that some $ 100 billion is needed to cover the damage. The extra financial aid, which was announced on Tuesday ...

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Ecuador seeks mediator to resolve ‘unsustainable’ Assange ordeal

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 01:57 Ecuador is exploring options to secure safe passage for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange from its London embassy, the country’s FM said. The situation has become “unsustainable” and a person cannot live in such conditions. “We are considering and exploring the possibility of mediation. It may be a third country or a personality,” Ecuador’s Foreign ...

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US circulates new draft of N. Korea sanctions to UN, seeks ban exports of food, machinery

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 15:47 Edited time: 21 Dec, 2017 15:55 The US is pushing a new set of sanctions on North Korea at the United Nations Security Council. The draft circulated among diplomats seeks to ban food and other exports and repatriate North Koreans working abroad. Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT US News

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Chicago official seeks UN help over ‘genocide’ in black community

With Chicago, Illinois enduring nearly 3,500 shootings and over 600 homicides this year, one official is seeking the assistance of the United Nations in dealing with the ‘quiet genocide’ of the city’s black community. Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin traveled to the UN last Thursday and met with the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support Oscar Fernandez-Taranco to discuss the murder ...

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Gaddafi’s son Saif seeks power in divided Libya despite no apparent power base

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, is seeking to become head of state. A family spokesman said he will run in the 2018 presidential election – a ballot that is far from certain to take place. Speaking to Egypt Today, the spokesman, Basem al-Hashimi al-Soul, said Saif Gaddafi “enjoys the support of major tribes in ...

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Japan seeks additional $6.4mn to deploy Aegis Ashore anti-missile systems

Published time: 11 Dec, 2017 02:17 Japan’s defense ministry has requested additional funding to scout potential deployment sites for American-made Aegis Ashore launchers against the backdrop of the growing North Korean missile and nuclear threat. The ministry has requested an additional 730 million yen ($ 6.4 million) from the next fiscal year’s budget to scout two sites in the Akita ...

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Fit and ready to fly? UAE space program seeks wannabe astronauts

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 21:12 The hunt for the first United Arab Emirates (UAE) astronauts is on after the Gulf nation’s prime minister opened the space program to applicants. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said the country’s state-of-the-art space center is hoping to find four people capable of undergoing intense training and join a UAE-sponsored mission to the ...

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Pyongyang seeks direct dialogue with Washington, Moscow ready to help – Lavrov

North Korea wants to engage directly with the US to assure its security, Russia’s foreign minister has revealed. Sergey Lavrov said he has briefed US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the developments and that Moscow is ready to “facilitate such talks.” “We know that, above all, North Korea wants to talk to the US about its own security assurances,” he ...

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